Steven Gerrard and Peter Schmeichel visit Wigan Warriors ahead of Grand Final

Football legends Steven Gerrard and Peter Schmeichel were at Wigan Warriors' training ground in Orrell this week.

Saturday, 13th October 2018, 10:16 am
Updated Saturday, 13th October 2018, 11:23 am
Steven Gerrard and Peter Schmeichel at Wigan's training base in Orrell

The Warriors have previously invited sporting greats - including Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Alex Ferguson - to speak to the players ahead of major finals.

But the visit of Liverpool great Gerrard and Manchester United icon Schmeichel was something else entirely.

They were among a group of football coaches who visited as part of UEFA coaching A licence course.

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Steven Gerrard and Peter Schmeichel with the Wigan Warriors players

They observed training and afterwards, spoke to Wigan boss Shaun Wane and performance director Mark Bitcon.

Like Wane's next move, Gerrard has left the north west to work north of the border - he is manager at Rangers.

Ironically, Schmeichel's son Kasper, goalkeeper at Leicester City, visited the Warrington Wolves camp in the build-up to their semi-final win against St Helens.

Steven Gerrard and Peter Schmeichel talk to the Wigan Warriors players